Which American Idol contestant is winning the Twitter vote?


Last night on American Idol, country singer Skylar Lane (not to be confused with songwriter/singer Skylar Grey) was sent packing, leaving just four contestants remaining in the popular singing competition. As of this morning, here are the number of Twitter followers each of the remaining contestants has:

  1. Jessica Sanchez: 271,178
  2. Phillip Phillips 251,633
  3. Holly Cavanagh 86,598
  4. Joshua Ledet: 79,399

Looks to us like a two-person race.

Many Twitter users are surprised Cavanagh has lasted this long:


— ERIK (@HolyFoolErik) May 4, 2012

Idol now! Hate that Hollie is still in!! D:

— Jelito de Leon (@jelitodeleon) May 4, 2012

I don't even know why I put myself through #idol anymore… The fact that Hollie is still there is a joke. #EpicFAIL

— Brad Kish (@bradkish) May 4, 2012

Some detect an effort by the judges to promote Ledet:

It appears the American Idol judges have decided to tilt the scale as much as they can to Joshua Ledet.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) May 3, 2012

It's so obvious the judges want Joshua Ledet to win. Yes, he sings hella good but I personally don't like his style. Don't hate me. :p #idol

— Princess Sarah (@SarahMaeyer) May 4, 2012

He has fewer Twitter followers than the others, but is a phenomenally talented singer:

Everyone on American Idol right now is so, so good-but gotta say, @Jledetai11 blew me away at the end-as always really-he's incredible!!

— Shannon Elizabeth (@ShannonElizab) May 3, 2012

After all these weeks @JLedetAI11 has always been consistent! Seriously one of the best singers I've ever heard! Flawless!!!!!

— Julianne Hough (@juliannehough) May 3, 2012

Joshua Ledet from American Idol is amazing beyond words!!! I would love to dance to ur music one day. U inspire me.

— Cheryl Burke (@CherylBurke) May 3, 2012

It’s pretty clear why Phillips is doing so well (hint: it’s not his vocal abilities):

Ugh, Phillip Phillips is so good looking. Stop it.

— Aia Arkoncel (@aiaaaa) May 4, 2012

And yet again @PPhillipsAI11 does it again! THIS ladies and gentlemen is why I rest my case!! Yuuuuuuuumy!!!! 🙂

— Julianne Hough (@juliannehough) May 3, 2012

Overall, however, it is Sanchez who is emerging as Twitter’s favorite.

@JSanchezAI11 is a STAR. @jLedetAI11 sangs fo the blood. They wipe the floor with the other two. Its a SINGING competition. #keepinitreal

— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) May 4, 2012

Lastly, @JSanchezAI11 needs to win @AmericanIdol!!!!!!!!!

— Colbie Caillat (@ColbieCaillat) May 4, 2012

This girl has us crying @JSanchezAI11 Jessica Sanchez: You Are So Beautiful http://t.co/i5VLPai7 via @youtube #RIP55

— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) May 3, 2012

The titles of the songs she covers, such as “You Are So Beautiful,” have become trending topics on Twitter — an indication of her strong fan support.

If she has any vulnerability, it is this:

jessica has such an awesome voice- but i wish she had more personality

— samantha ronson (@samantharonson) May 4, 2012

Jessica Sanchez has a powerful voice.BUT the personality giiirrrlll.You better work on that.I still <3 ya though.:)

— Angelo Mendoza (@ajmendoza11) May 3, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/04/which-american-idol-contestant-is-winning-the-twitter-vote/

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